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SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Vocal prostheses was indicated to be implanted in those patients who had not mastered esophageal speech successfully during that period.
Esophageal speech in the remaining 29% of the patients was rated good since continuous esophageal voice and speech were established, but some syllables were periodically voiceless.
The effectiveness of teaching esophageal speech depends significantly on the motivation of the patients, and those who mastered esophageal speech had been trained longer than those who failed.
The variables "Esophageal Speech" and "Gender" are pseudo variables that take only the values 0 and 1 as follows: Esophageal Speech = 0 for normal speech and = 1 for esophageal speech.
However, 100% monaural recognition for the esophageal speech in the quiet condition was obtained at higher intensities.
Stankovic [2] suggests the following five characteristics of esophageal speech to be evaluated: general impression of voice quality, roughness of voice, clarity, weakness and vocal strain.
The general impression of the quality of esophageal speech is evaluated as excellent-when esopha geal speech is fully and automatically produced; good--when esophageal speech is continuously produced but some syllables are occasionally voiceless; medium--when esophageal production is achieved, but without much continuity; weak when esophageal speech is produced but in form of short, simple sentences; very bad--there is a production of esophageal speech just in the form of some words of two or multiple syllables.